Rhonda’s Blog

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Jun 09, 2008

Love to Party, Don’t Like to Plan

Those I can handle. What I’m talking about are large events that involve uncertain crowd sizes, food by the pallet, and a thousand details. Being a worrier by nature, I

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Jun 03, 2008

I Don’t Need Sympathy After All

You can’t blame me, can you, if I as a lone woman in a house full of males make a play for sympathy now and then. Honestly. Some mothers would

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May 26, 2008

Oh, the Fun (and Stress) of Summer!

When summer arrives, a whole new world opens up for the boys. While that world inevitably includes chores that evoke the usual grumbling and charges of slave labor, there is

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May 19, 2008

Pray Without Ceasing

Grant’s experience growing up was entirely different. He is the oldest of five, all of whom were born in six years to the day. They were a busy, well-organized little

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May 12, 2008

Please, Send Troops! Send Money!

Some days I feel like General Petraeus, overseeing wartime ops and issuing daily reports to the Commander in Chief when he comes home from the office. Commander: “How were things

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May 09, 2008

Would I leave fingerprints if I strangled a kid?

I was doing my usual Friday morning thing, sitting up at the coffee shop. I was there to write, but the senior had stopped in after early-morning prayer breakfast to

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May 07, 2008

Spring rapture and – weapons checks?

One of the boys took his bike and the other one took his Ripstik. The laws of human nature decree that you always want what you don’t have, so those

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May 05, 2008

There’s No Vaccine For This Virus

His viral illness has manifested itself with symptoms of a general lack of interest in all things academic (homework in particular) with his job, his friends, and track taking priority.

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Apr 30, 2008

And the citizens are speaking

A former babysitter of mine originally from Kansas (she lived right up the road from us, but now lives in Shipshewana) emailed me saying she felt I should run as

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Apr 28, 2008

That’s My Platform, and I’m Sticking To It

Some of the extended family have begun shrewdly calculating the advantages that would be theirs if a relative was in the Oval Office. They’re already picturing themselves in the Lincoln

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